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SATURDAY JUXK 29. 189S
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF,
Commercial travelers go to Santft Cruz to-day
for midsummer outing.
A big double chess tournament will [open to
flay at the Mechanics' Institute.
The new association among the wholesale
merchants »»s organized yesterday.'
The tirst cargo of ties for the Valley road ar
rived in the harbor yesterday from Mendocino.
Cautious members of the Musicians' Union
are re: ailing that Scheel's conservatory is now
A new concrete iron wharf costing $53,000
to build is to be built at the foot of Pacific
Labor Commissioner Fitrperald says he will
open the State Free Employment Bureau about
The army authorities contracted yesterday
(or an iron wharf and a pumping plant for the
The winners at the track yesterday were:
Remus, City Girl, Installator, Sir Richard and
Louis Blank, the former secretary of the
B'nai B'rith Association, committed suicide by
The Philadelphia will remain in this port till
after the Fourth of July and her crew will take
part in the parade.
Three companies of marines and bluejackets
from the Philadelphia will turnout for the pa
rade on the Fourth.
The Bank Commissioners have called for
statements from all the banks showing their
condition on June 17.
The cruiser Olvmpia returned last evening
from her official trial trip. Her behavior Is
stated to be magnificent.
The fire of Thursday night was caused by a
Ftray spark from the smokestack in the rear of
the San Francisco box factory.
Politicians concur in the belief that the
Mayor will appoin* James Penman and Albert
E. Castle Election Commissioners.
The Weather Bureau forecasts for to-day in
Pan Francisco fair weather, nearly stationary
temperature, with fresh westerly winds.
Property-owners in the Mission give their
views on the proposed improvement of Folsom
street. All appear to favor the enterprise.
The Fruit and Flower Mission and Associated
Charities have instituted a plan whereby poor
cnildrea may spend a week in the country.
Thomas Meßride, a carpenter, committed
suicide in the bay yesterday morning. He had
quarreled with his'wife and was despondent.
Preparations to incorporate the Viticultural
College are about completed says Secretary
Winfield Scott of the Viticultural Commission.
John Dubroff, the Russian convict, was taken
to Sacramento yesterday to stand his trial for
the murder of Mr. ami Mrs. Weber of that city.
Davis C. Burke, the coin-sweater, was given
eighteen month;- in the Alanieda County Jail
yesterday by United States District Judge Haw
The Pan Francisco Benevolent Society has
placed §11000 at the disposal of the Associated
Charities tor the benefit of the sufferers from
The borings on the Postoffiee site were com
pleted en Thursday, and the experts will for
ward their report to Washington to-day or to
The losses of Wednesday's fire foot up over
$1,250,000, with an insurance of $355,000, the
high rates having prevented large policies be-
Directors ot the Skagit Cumberland Coal
r.mpany are charged with manipulating the
stock during an election with a view of secur
The literary committee has completed its
programme for the exercises on the Fourth.
Rev. Anna Shaw has a place on it. So hts Poet
The Co-operative Commonwealth held a
meeting last evening and will hold another to
morrow, for the purpose of completing its re
Some unions reported an Increasing demand
for work nt last night'.s meeting of the Labor
Council. The council states its attitude on the
The North Pnoiflr Coast Railway is extending
Its double track beyond Mill Valley junction to
allow trains to make live minntes faster time
from San Rafael to Sausalito.
Inspector of Hulls Talbot and Inspector of
Boilers Phillips have decided that no one was
to blame for the Colima disaster. The ship
was seaworthy, and the mate was exonerated.
The Fire Marshal severely criticizes the beg
gnrly allowance of the municipality for the
Fire Department and advocates larger water
mains, more hydrants and the extension of the
The Bay District track is soon to be cut up
into residence lots and placed on the market.
Estimate* as to cost have been furnished, and
it is probable the contract for grading and fill
ing will soon be let.
Auditor Broderick, in a note to the Finance
Committee of the Board of Supervisors yester
day, gave it as his. opinion that when all the
accounts are in there will be no deficit of the
finances for this year.
Louisa H. Bock was plaintiff in a suit against
Howard Vernon to recover a balance claimed
to be due lor making typewritten transcripts of
the Tracy vs. Wilkinson and S,mith vs. Devine
legislative election contests,.
It is rumored tliat Internal Revenue Agent
Cromwell, who has just succeeded Major Mc-
Glachlin, will remove Deputy Agfnt Bert M.
Thomas and Clerk W. Gilchrist, two Republi
cans, to make room for Democrats.
In affirming a decision allowing damages for
ruin wrought by the explosion of the Giant
Powder Works in 1891, the .Supreme Court
holds that such accidents, when unexplained,
must be supposed to be due to negligence.
Professor Fritz Scheel will not lead the Park
band to-morrow, i>>r in the future, unless he
settles his trouble with the Musicians' L'nion.
His contract with the Mechanics' Fair com
mittee is also in dancer of being abrogated.
Compl*int has been made to Mayor Sutro
that Superintendent of Streets Ashworth has
neglected to abate a nuisance that is con
sidered a meuace to health and life at the
corner of Mission street and Kugeno avenue.
The new Jockey Club racetrack is nearly
finished, and contracts for building the
stsbles, paddocks, fences, grand stand nnd
clubhouse will be let next week. It is planned
to formally open the track the first of October.
A dastardly attempt at incendiarism was dis
covered yesterday by Fire Marshal Towe. Prep
arations had been made to set fire to a store at
229 Second street, which, had they been car
ried out, would have resulted in great loss of
Contracts for the construction of an iron
wharf and pumping plant at the Presido were
let yesterday to James W. Taylor. Quartermas
ter-General Batchelder is coming here to ar
range for the erection of other military build
ings, to cost $100,000.
An interesting suit between the owners of
the Dora and Katie Burnett mines in Shoshone
County, Idaho, has been carried to the Circuit
Court of Appeals. The owner of the Dora as
serts that the owners of the Katie Burnett have
Jumped part of his claim.
A campaign of eloquent appeals for home
patronage throughout the State is being
planned by the Manufacturers' Association.
On July 12 there is to be a big mass-meeting at
Metropolitan Temple, and on the night follow
ing there will be one at San Jose.
John E. Owens, a newspaper man, who has
just returned from South Africa, says the
mouthly output of the Johannesberg gold
mine* i* 179,000 ounces. Although these are
the richest mines in the world 5000 men are
out oi employment there and starving.
President Austin of the Board of Park Com
missioners has assured the Manufacturers' As
sociation that all the material to be used in
the construction of the new lodge will be from
California exclusively. Preference was given
to a California quarry, notwithstanding its
The San Franoisr-o Gas Light Company is ex
perimenting with acetylene, a newly discovered
brilliant substitute lor shale coal ga«, with a
view to using it hire. Experiments made by
E. C. Jones and lately concluded encourage the
belief that the new gas will seriously affect the
(■hale coal market on this coast.
Th« Finance Committee of the Board of
Supervisors yesterday passed a resolution di
recting the Treasurer to transfer #300,000 of
the moneys being turned in by the Assessor
from the personal-property tax collections to
ilie general fund to meet ihe salary demands
for May and June-
President Leonard of the Comstock Tunnel
Company is in the City. He will return to Vir
ginia City to receive a proposition from the
the superintendents of the newly acquired
mines on the Brunswick and go thence to New
York to submit the same to the board of di
rectors of his company.
Captain Fred Ottlnger of the San Francisco
Turn Verein Schuetzen section, wno won the
first prize at the Kreis Turnfest in Ix>s Angeles,
will be received with great eclat by the Verein
to-night. He will be met at the ferry and es
corted to the Turner Hall on Tune street,
where the reception and banquet are to be
WHITE CRUISERS IN PORT
The Glympia Returns From
Her Run and Proves to Be
a Peerless Craft.
PHILADELPHIA MEN TO MARCH.
A New Concrete and Iron Wharf to
Be Built— Grain for Ship
The cruiser Olvmpia went out to sea
early yesterday morning with a board of
inspection officers on board, and after a
twelve-hours' run returned and dropped
anchor in the bay near the flagship Phila
THE BARGE ATLAS WITH 1500 SACKS OF BARLEY FOR THE WHALEBACK STEAMER EVERETT.
[Sketched for the "Call" by Coulter.]
The vessel's behavior during the trial
trip was magnificent. Under an ordinary
draught, which lasted four hours, she
made nineteen and a half knots.
She was tested in a turn to both star
board and port and checked while going
ahead full speed, coming to a standstill
in an incredibly short space of time, prov
ing herself to be under every test still the
peerless Olympia. She rolled comparatively
Lfttlfl demonstrating that all statements
regarding her being unsteady by reason of
a high-armed superstructure were totally
The Olympia is a stronger ship than the
Philadelphia, as the Pacific ship has the
advantage in armament over the Atlantic
built vessel. The former's four 8-inch
rapid-firing rifles and ten 5-inch rapid-fir
ing guns are more efficient than the twelve
6-inch rifles that look out from the siaes of
the Eastern craft. In a fair fight the ship
from the City of Brotherly Love would
fare badly before the Olympia's rapid rain
The Philadelphia is a partially pro
tected cruiser of 4324 tons displacement
and 8815 indicated horsepower engines.
The San Francisco is a partially protected
cruiser of 4083 tons displacement and
10,400 indicated horsepower and twelve
guns in mam battery. The Olympia is a
protected cruiser of 5500 tons displacement
and 13,500 indicated horsepower.
A dispatch was received by Captain
Cotton yesterday morning directing him
to remain in San Francisco till after the
Fourth of July and take part in the cele
bration here. The Philadelphia's battalion,
numbering ISOO men, will take part in the
The Olympia will continue her inspection
tests to-day in the bay. and will then re
turn to Mare Island. The reported hurry
to get the ship ready for China is prob
ably due to somebody's strong imagina
tion, and there is apparently no reason
why thre Olympia cannot be kept in this
harbor, also, until after the celebration
and her tine battalion take part in the
Yesterday the steamer Merren towed the
big barge Attus down from Stockton with
15,000 sacks of barley, which is to be loaded
in the whaleback City of Everett for New
York by way of Panama.
The Harbor Commissioners intend to
construct a wharf at the foot of Pacific
street. It will be of concrete and iron,'6oo
feet long and 100 feet wide, and will be
supported by piers of tubes of boiler iron
four feet in d'iameterand fifty feet in length,
and each tube will contain three piles.
They will then be pumped free of water
and filled with concrete and old iron
rammed down hard. The fender poles of
the wharf will be constructed like those in
the ferry slips, connected with ribbing and
standing out about a foot from the wharf
frame. This will make the new wharf al
Cnief Engineer Holmes estimates the
cost to be about $53,000, and the work will
be done by contract.
A new "boathouse, costing |4500, will be
built for the Naval Battalion, near Howard
street No. 3. It will be 20xG0 feet in di
mensions, of which twenty feet will be used
for office purposes.
The Spreckels tug Relief returned from
Astoria yesterday, where she has been on
duty for the last ten months.
While the use of the Royal Baking Pow
der exclusively is a safeguard against the
poisonous alum powders, it is satisfactory
at the same time to know that owing to its
greater strength it is more economical.
Preparations for Incorporation About
Completed, Says Secretary Scott.
Secretary Winfield Scott of the Viticul
tural Commission stated yesterday that
the preparations to incorporate the Viti
cultura! Colfege were about completed. He
The need of such an institution is quite ap
parent, and it will be away ahead of the Viti
cultural Commission, for the reason that it
will be out of the hands of politicians, and as
soon as the people of the State recognize its
stability and see that its existence win not de
pend upon the whims of politicians its success
It is not generally known, but the law abol
ishing the commission as a State bureau was
written by myself in a room of the Golden
Eagle Hotel one night between the hours of 12
and 1 o'clock. We had grown tired of the con
stant struggle for an existence. We had to fight
for our life with Ihe politicians every two
There are many things which a vlticultural
college could do, in the absence of any estab
lished state commission, that no other insti
tution could do. Needed amendments to and
chancres in National legislation, for instance,
for the benefit of our wine-producers. The
State University could not undertake that task.
The wine schedule of the tariff act emanated
from this commission, and we are contemplat
ing some amendment which will properly reg
ulate the blending of brandies. Now, our col
leg* can have Its representatives right In the
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1895.
lobby of Congress, if necessary, to see intro
duced and enacted such legislation as it might
deem of benefit to the trade. You can easily
see how such would be altogether outside thfe
province of a State University.
Again, we have always had exhibits at the
great international expositions. We have one
now at Bordeaux. France. This is something
which our college could look after, but which
would not be intended to unless there was
some sort of organized institution akin to the
wine interests to do so.
I will also add that we will have an entirely
new library, one that will be complete in every
The personnel of the incorporators of the
collegt will include probably all the pres
THE NEW COMMONWEALTH
A Proposition Received From the Vie«-
Presldont of a Projected
The directors of the Co-operative Com
monwealth met to complete the reorgani
zation of the order last evening at the law
office of Mrs. Laura de Force Gordon.
G. Sells received a rigorous overhauling
for the inaccuracies and insufficiency of
his report aB manager of the Co-operative
Home, and it was finally decided that the
services of a manager would be dispensed
with, and reports of the needs of the home
should be made by the cook,
A letter from a resident of San Jose, in
which he advised that the commonwealth
purchase a fruit ana vegetable ranch in the
San Joaquin Valley and furnish the mrners
with the products, was r«ad. A communi
cation which occasioned some discussion
was that of A. R. Lauer, vice-president and
general manager of the San Diego, Pacific
and Eastern Railroad.
He explained the project of building a
road from San Diego east, and asked the
commonwealth to take as many shares as
could he paid for on the installment plan,
promising that such of the members as
sTibscribed should get employment with
the road and have payments on their stock
deducted from their wages. He predicted
success before November 1.
It was decided to invite practical busi
ness men to complete the list of members
of the board of directors.
Another meeting, at which the by-laws
will be adopted, will be held at Mrs. Gor
don's office to-morrow evening.
THE WEBER MUKDER,
The Last Link Connecting DnbrofT With
the Crime Was Exhumed at
John Dubroff alias Ivan Kovalev was
formally charged by Captain Lees and
Detective Cody yesterday with murder, en
route to Sacramento where the Russian
convict will be tried for the brutal killing
of Mr. and Mrs Weber.
The last link in the chain connecting
Mathieu Stcherbakov with the frightful
crime was completed yesterday afternoon,
and the case against Dubroff is made
stronger by the fact. Stcherbakov was
one of the trio of highwaymen who robbed
Dawdigan in San Jose, and into whose
body the Garden City man thrust a knife.
The bandit was subsequently killed by his
comrades and buried by the San Jose
authorities. On Thursday the body was
exhumed, and the coat and vest, the only
articles of clothing found upon it, were re
moved. Yesterday the garments were
brought to this City and Captain Lees pro
nounced them the same kind of cloth as a
pair of trousers found in an ashbarrel in
A CONQUERING HERO GOMES.
Frits Ottinger, the Winner of the Kreis
Turnfest, to Be Welcomed.
Fritz Ottinger, captain of the San Fran
cisco Turn Verein Schuetzen Section, who
won the first prize at the Kreis Turnfest
in Los Aneeles, will be received with great
eclat by the members of the Turn Verein
Schuetzen Section this evening.
He will be met at the Oakland ferry by
the Verein, headed by their pipe and drum
corps, and escorted to the Turner Hall on
Turk street. Arriving at the hall a gen
eral reception will be held, including
speeches, music, banquet, etc. Lieuten
ants Fred Kommer and Joseph Straub will
act as masters of ceremonies and will de
liver the speeches of welcome and con
Captain Ottinger won the prize by a
score of 92 out of a possible 100 in four
shots. This makes the third time he has
won the first prize at similar contests —
first at Sacramento seven years ago and
the second time in Los Angeles three years
ago. The score of 92 out of a possible 100
in four shots is considered remarkable.
Few marksmen have ever established as
good a record to their credit. The recep
tion to-night will be worthy of the occa
sion, and many of the prominent Germans
of the City will be present. There will be
sixty-rive members of the Turn Verein
Schuetzen in line, not to speak of the car
OAUGHT IN THE AOT.
A 10-Year-Old Boy Captured While
Robbing a Butcher-Shop.
James Heath, a lad 10 years of age, who
lives with his parents, was arrested by
Special Officer Heilan yesterday afternoon
while in the act of robbing the till in F.
Heinchmyer's meat market at 1305
Buchanan street. He was booked at the
new City Hall on the charge of burglary.
The lad has been arrested two or three
timds before for petty larceny, but owing
to his age the prosecution was withdrawn.
He secured only |2 25 from the money
There is certainly no baking powder so
well known and generally used as the
Royal. Its perfect purity, as well as its
superiority in leavening power, are matters
of fact no longer disputed by honest deal*
era or makers of other brands.
MARINES ON THE FOURTH
Three Companies of Blue-
Jackets Ordered Out for
MISS SHAW WILL BE THERE.
Poet Hyde Has Also Bean Honored
With a Plaoe by the Literary
Marines and bluejackets from the Phila
delphia and the Olvmpia will be in line in
the Fourth of July parade. The following
telejyam to the Secretary of the Navy was
sent Thursday night:
It is the desire of the citizens of San Francisco
and the executive committee of the Fourth of
July celebration that the battle-ship Philadel
phia retain her present moiirin?s in San Fran
; Cisco Bay until after the Fourth of July, and
■ that the officers and crew be permitted to ac
cept our Invitation to participate in the cele
! bration of our National birthday.
W. H. Ravi*, chHirman executive committee.
S. L. Lknt, chairman paraae committee.
£. L. Forrter, grand marshal.
This morning the following reply was
The Philadelphia will remain off City until
after July 4.
H. A. Herbert, Secretary of the Navy.
Colonel Hunter and Chairman Davis of
the executive committee at once visited
the Philadelphia. They found Admiral
Beardslee and Captain Cotton very enthu
siastic and particularly pleased that no
national flags other than the stars and
ENGINE OF THE VETERAN VOLUNTEER FIREMEN WHICH WILL.
APPEAR IN THE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE.
stripes are to be flown. They promised to
send three companies of bluejackets ana
one of marines from the Philadelphia, and
further agreed that if the Olympia should
return in time three companies more
would be sent from her. The warships
will be illuminated on the night of the
Fourth and will use their searchlights
about the harbor.
The invitation committee decided to ex
tend to Governor Budd and staff an invi
tation to attend the literary exercises at
the Pavilion, informing them also that a
special box will be reserved for their use.
Mme. Sorbier reported additional collec
tions. $10 from Mrs. Austin Sperry and $5
from Mrs. N. T. Kittle. Judge Toohy was
authorized to secure ushers for the grand
The entertainment committee accepted
Saroni & Co.'s offer to furnish 1000 pounds
of candy for the children at a price not to
exceed 6}^ cents a pound. The" "Faultless
Chips" gum company donated 5000 pieces
of gum to be distributed to the children at
the grand stand. The Market-street Rail
way has agreed to furnish two cars to and
from the park for the transportation of the
orphans from Vallejo exclusively. Mrs.
Frazier was instructed to see if a donation
of cookies could be secured from the Amer
ican Biscuit Company.
For providing for the children the fol
lowing donations have been received up to
date: 4420 sandwiches, 215 pounds of
candy, 240 cookies, one ham, some bread,
a few oranges, 6 roasts, 30 gallons of milK,
5 rolls of butter and 5000 paper bags.
Much more is needed, and the outlook is
that the committee will have to buy a great
deal of food.
The building- of the arch across Market
street is progressing rapidly, but subscrip
tions for it are very slow in coming in.
Only $90 has been received so far, and of
this $50 was donated by the Call. The
decoration committee to carry out its plans
needs $1200 more.
The literary committee completed its
programme for the literary exercises. It
is as follows:
Overture, Blum's orchestra.
Doxology ; chorus, audience and orchestra.
Prayer, Rev. A. C. Hirst, chaplain of the day.
"Star-spangled Banner," chorus and au
Reading, Declaration of Independence, Hon.
J. T. Rogers.
Barytone solo, "Theß^ordof Bunker Hill,"
J. P. Orodfens.
Introductory remaiks, C. J. King, president
of the day.
Oration, Hon. D. GUbert Dexter, orator of
Grand chorus, "They Flag of Liberty," ar
ranged for the occasion by J. W. McKonzie Jr.
from the celebrated "Fiiher of Victory March,"
and dedicated to the >»tive Sons.
Poem, W. G. Hyde, r»2t of the day.
■'The Battle Hymn J> the Republic," Miss
Minnie Powell, the audience joining in the
Patriotic remarks by Rev. A. H. Shaw.
"America," sung bycfcorus and audience.
Benediction, Rev. A. C. Hirst.
The invited guests will be admitted to
the Pavilion by the Quinn-street entrance.
The Native Sons will furnish the necessary
The Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Asso
ciation will parade in force on the Fourth,
for the first time in four years. They will
have in line their handsome double-decker
engine — an historic hand-engine that did
servic* at many a fire in Sacramento.
The Exempt Fire Company, which is
composed exclusively of the survivors of
the old Volunteer Fire Department of this
City, will parade with their big double
decker, an engine that was run by Monu
mental No. 6 in this City and was known
to the old-timers as the "Bic Deluge,"
owing to the many streams she could
throw. The Exempts are making great
preparations and should make a fine dis
It has been suggested by many firemen
that Chief Sullivan be invited by the grand
marshal to turn out with the pioneer
steamer of the present Fire Department,
old "Big One," now in use by Company 1.
There are several fire veterans connected
with both the "exempts" and the "vets"
who belong to the Police Department and
must be on police duty, who therefore can
not be in line, as they would most desire.
Among them are: Chief Crowley of old
Pacific No. 8; Captain Le<»¥, formerly fire
man of California No. 4, of which the late
Marcus D. Boruck was also a member;
Captain John Short of Vigilant No. 9;
Captain William Y. Douglass of Broderick
No. 1; Sergeant A. J. Hotaling of Tiger
No. 14; Arnop Bainbridge, Sergeant Steve
Bonner, Prison-keeper J. \V. Shields,
Charles Waterman. Thomas McGlynn,
Hiram G. Smith, James Aiken, John Mc-
Greevy. Police Commissioner William
Alvord belongs to the exempts and Police
Commissioner Robert J. Tobin is on the
roll of the vets, having run with Crescent
Last evening the Native Sons' committee
held its final meeting and received reports
from nearly every parlor. For the ex
penses of the parade $175 has been raised.
There will be no float, but in its place Na
tive Daughters will be sent in the parade
in carriages. Each parlor of Native
Daughters adopted a different color, and
the promised effect is brilliant. Of the
Native Sons every parlor will turn out
with flags and banners, except South San
Francisco parlor. This last is composed
largely of butchers, and its members must
march in that division.
THE POSTOFFICE SITE
Borings on the Seventh and
Mission Street Lot Com
Forty Feet of Sand for the Founda
tion of the Structure— The
The borings on the Postoffice site on
the Seventh and Mission street lot were
completed on Thursday afternoon, and
Colonels Mendell and Benyaurd will for
ward their report to Washington to-day or
to-morrow. The report will solve the much
vexed question as to the nature of the
ground on which the Postoffice is to be
built and it will be a surprise to a great
many. Those who have maintained that
the site was located on a bog will be dis
appointed, for the sand on the lot extends
to a depth of forty feet.
The work of boring has been going on
quietly for the past two weeks. The work
men sunk their pipes without interruption,
and their operations were hidden from the
curious public by a high fence. In one
corner of the lot a "medicine" show has
been going on ail the while, and the only
way to get into the lot was through the
'•doctor's" show at the usual price of ad
The experts are mum as to the nature of
their reports, but their findings are known.
From ten to twelve borings were made in
diffprent portions of tne lot and the re
sults in nearly every case was the same.
Early settlers in San Francisco recalled
that there was mud. water in that part of
the City, but very few can remember just
where the ponds were after the ground
was tilled in. The filling-in was done as
much by nature as by the hand of man,
sand being blown down into the valleys
from the surrounding hills.
The borings were carried down to a depth
of fifty feet, and the pipes went through
forty feet of sand and ten feet of
clayey soil. Sand is pronounced by
experts to be a very good foundation, one
gentleman, well qualified to talk on the
iub]ect, remarking last night that if he
were going to build a house he could not
desire a better one. The difficulty of
driving piles through such ground, he said,
would be as great as it is unnecessary.
From this it would seem that the report
will be a favorable one regarding the "site
and that work on the Postottice will be
begun as soon as the report is received and
The easy, safe and certain protection of
our bread, biscuit and cake from all danger
of unwholesomeness is in the use of the
Royal Baking Powder only.
A COIN-SWEATEE'S SENTENCE.
Davis Bnrke Was Given Eighteen
Months in the Connty Jail.
Davis C. Burke, the coin-sweater, who
pleaded guilty on two counts in the United
States District Court last week, was sen
tenced to pay a fine of $500 and serve
eighteen months in the Alameda County
Jail by District Judge Hawley yesterday.
The prisoner was remarkably successful
before he was caught. Nevertheless, his
attorney was able to produce a number of
affidavits as to his previous good character
and also a certificate as to ill health. His
Honor took all these facts into considera
tion in passing sentence.
Enlarging the Sutro School.
The Sutro Pnbllo school is to be enlarged and
rebuilt at a cost of $5000. The present capa
city of four schoolrooms will be doubled by
the addition of another story to the building.
Two wingi will be built, one to the front and
the other to the rear of the school, each wing
containing a staircase and rooms for the prin
cipal and assistants. The building will be re
moved to Twelfth avenue, between Clement
and California avenues.
There is an article on the market seldom
equaled and never excelled— Jesse Moore Whis
ky, iloorc, Huai & Co. guarantee its puriiy. *
SHALE CAS IN THE SHADE
San Francisco May Soon Be
Lighted With a Brilliant
THE GAS COMPANY INTERESTED
President Crockett Experimenting
With Acetylene, a New Illum
For the past few months the San Fran
cisco Gas Company has been quietly con
ducting experiments, with a view to find
ing out the practicability of supplanting
the present shale coal gas with a new
gaseous compound, scientifically known
The experiments have been managed by
E. C. Jones, one of the engineers of the
company, and a man of scientific attain
ments. The results may be partially in
ferred when it is said that President J. B.
Crockett left for Europe a few days ago
with the intention of investigating the re
sult of experiments now being made with
acetylene in London.
The new gas is derived from calcium and
carbide, fused in electrical furnaces, and
the gas is created by the submersion of
the fused compound in water.
While the gas has been known to science
for fifty or sixty years, it is only within
six months past that a comparatively
cheap method of manufacturing it was ac
cidentally discovered by an American
scientist named Wilson, who lives in
After making many hopeless experi
ments to produce the gas from calcium
and carbide. Wilson, in disgust, threw the
contents of a retort into a tub of water.
The room was immediately filled with a
gaseous vappr, which, being ignited, pro
duced a brilliant white light, hardly in
ferior to electrical illumination and much
more brilliant than common gas.
These details were furnished yesterday
by Dr. Harkness, who has invited Mr.
Jones to give an exhibition of acetylene
before the academy on Monday evening
In discussing the experiments made by
the gas company yesterday, the cashier
"We are well satisfied with the light
produced from acetylene gas. It is white
and brilliant, and throws ordinary gas
light into the shade.
"How cheaply can acetylene be manu
factured is the question President Crockett
is now investigating. Electrical furnaces
are necessary to fuse the compound used,
and it takes considerable coal to feed the
furnaces. If water power can be utilized
to generate the necessary electricity, there
Is no doubt that acetylene will take the
place of shale coal gas. President Crockett,
who is now on his way to Europe, will
look int<* the methods followed in the
leading Continental cities."
The experimentalist of the company,
E. C. Jones, said yesterday that he was
confident water power to generate elec
tricity for the furnaces could be readily
"The San Francisco Gas Company," he
said, "was one of the first companies in
the world to experiment with the new gas.
President Crockett procured quantities of
calcium and carbide from the East, and
we had several interesting experiments. I
have found that acetylene has a 240-candle
power. On the return of the president of
the company the experiments will be re
sumed, and it is probable that they will be
brought to a successful termination. The
economical manufacture of acetylene is an
American discovery of which Americans
should feel proud. '
JUGGLED THE STOCK,
Serious Charge Brought Against the
Directors of the Skagit Cumberland
A. W. Blundell, W. W. Armstrong and
jCharles P. Eells have brought suit against
the Skagit Cumberland Coal Company and
its directors, Duncan C. Mackay, Robert
0. Oakley and Robert E. Doyle, to have de
clared illegal the annual election of the
corporation, which was held on March 21
At the election in question the de
fendants to the suit were announced as
the newly chosen officers of the corpora
tion. The capital stock of the company is
divided into 200,000 shares, and there were
represented at the meeting 199,995 shares.
Duncan C. Mackay presided. Both plain
tiffs and defendants were nominated for
the positions, and when the result was
announced plaintiffs claim the figures were
as follows: Blnndell, 102,485 shares; Arm
strong, 302,495; Eells, 102,494; Oakley,
97.500; Mackay, 97,500; Doyle, 97,500.
Notwithstanding these figures, the plain
tiffs charge, Mackay, in announcing the
result, declared that. Oakley, Doyle and
himself had each received 100,000* shares
on their votes, and the plaintiffs had re
ceived 99,995, with the exception of Eells,
who, he said, had received 99,994. Mackay
therefore declared Oakley, Doyle, himself,
Blundell and Armstrong elected.
The complaint charges that Oakley and
Doyle are friends to Mackav, and at the
time of the election each held one share of
the stock, transferred to them by Mackay
for the purpose of qualifying them to serv«
on the board of directors. Immediately
after their election, plaintiffs affirm.
Mackay, Doyle, Oakley, Blundell and
Armstrong met and, against the protest of
the two last named, proceeded to organize
the board upon their own ideas. Mackay
was again made president.
Eells sets forth that he has made a de
mand upon Mackay and his defendant
associates to be recognized as a legally
elected director, but they have refused to
notice him in any way and still continue
to control the mines and keep the records
of the oompany in their own hands. He
therefore asks that the court declare them
not legally elected ; that the plaintiffs be
installed in their places, and that the de
fendants be compelled to turn over to the
plaintiffs all the records of the corporation.
Mr. Varley'H Services.
Mr. Henry Varley, the English evangelist,
who has held successful meetings in various
churches in this City, will conduct services at
Simpson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church,
corner of Hayes and Buchanan streets, be
ginning next Sunday morning, and contin
uing every afternoon and evening of next
week, except Saturday. Mr. Varley will re
main here for some time. His afternoon meet
ings next week will be devoted largely to
Bible stud y, while the evening services will be
of a revival character.
A Monument to Key.
The patriotic people of California who may
visit the Golden Gate Park on the Fourth of
July will find a box at the base of Scott Key
monument to receive any donations that may
offered to aid in the erection of a suitable
monument over the remains of the author of
the "Star-spangled Banner," which rest in the
city of Frederick, Md.
NEW TO-DAY— AMUSEMENTS.
And Venetian Water Carnival
Corner Eddy and Mason streets
CLIFF PHILLIPS Sole Proprietor
JOE HOLZ Acting Manager
LAST NIGHTS! LAST NIGHTS I
Positively Last Week of
THE GKEAT WATKR SPECTACLE and
DON'T This house will close I YOUR
FAIL on Sunday evening to | LAST
TO make alterations for the I CHANCE
Si'-E IT production of TO SEE.
GRAND AND^X)MIC OPERAS.
POPULAR PRICES-Evenlng, 15c, 28c and 50c;
> Saturday Matinea— Children 15c, Adults 25c.
' NEW TO-DAT-AMUSEMENTB^
AlHavman «£ Co. (Incorporated). Proprietor!
MATINEE TO-DAY AT S
TO-NIGHT AT 8.
TO-MORROW (SUNDAY) NIGHT.
DESMAN THOMPSON'S PLAY, Vi : -
Management of E. A. McFARLAND.
- — — -^ DOUBLE MALE QUARTET "■
In New Songs and Harmonies.
IS- MONDAY, JULY l-2d WEEK OF
"THE OLD HOMESTEAD !"
Matinees Fourth of July and Saturday Only
Seats Now Selling for 3d Week.. ' 1.,
I rRICDLWI3LR.GOmOD«»G>- ititt3A«onAHA6tllV"
THIS I ■ LADIES -•!
AKTKRNOON I CHILDREN
EVERYBODY WILL, COME TO SEE
THE FRAWLEY COMPANY
"YOUNG MRs! WINTHROP!"
Last Three Performances of This Beautiful Play.
The Greatest American Comedy. Illustrating So-
cial, Political and Diplomatic Life in •
Washington, D. C, Entitled Yi\~ .'■•'■
New and Magnificent fcenery and Effects.
I Superb Costume*. Debut of Miss Helen Kelleher.
Nleht 15c, 35c, 50c and 75c
Matinee 15c, 25c and GOo
MBS. Jb-BNissTiNE Kkkliso Proprietor «X .Manager.
LAST NIGHTS 1
Of Czibulka's Romantic Opera, -
SUPERB CAST !
| Enlarged Chorus— Augmented Orchestra
Under the Direction of
NEXT WEEK!- — —
, The Glorious Comic Opera Success,
"TAR AND TARTAR I"
Popular Prices— 2sc and sOc. '
I GRAND OPERA-HOUSE.
The Handsomest Family Theater! n America.
WALTER MOUUaCO. . . .sole Lessee and Manage*
THIS EVENING AT EIGHT, i^
FOURTH WEEK OF THE EMINENT
Author— Actor— Manager,
In His Great Scenic Melodrama,
"THE PACE JIIAT KILLS!"
Evkkino Pricks— 2sc and 50a
Family Circle and Gallery, 10c.
Matinees Saturday ana Sunday. !
O'FarreU Street, Between Stockton and Powell.
MATINEE TO-DAY (SATURDAY), JUNE 29,
Parquet, any seat, 25c: Balcony, any seat, 10c;
Children, 10c, any part of the house.
MIRTH AND MERRIMENT FOR ALL!
DM SHEPJAiVS JAY CIRCUS CO.!
MILLAR BROS/ FAMOUS DIORAMA! ■
SHERMAN AND MORRISEY,
SHORT AND EDWARDS,
THE WRESTLING PONY, MAJOR,
, ; LBS FRERES MARTINKTTI, Etc.
Telegraph Avenue, North Temeacal. '
The Telegraph and Shattuck electric-cars pass,
•very 5 minutes, this beautiful place adorned with
shade trees, flowers and birds.' For 17 years the
proprietor has taken good care of this Paradise,
and now, on
SUNDAY, JUNE 30, '95,
Will Open the Park to the Public.
A GRAND BARBECUE
Under the personal direction of Senor Don Antonl*
Estudillo will be held from 0 a. m. until "p.m.
An Excellent Band of Music has been engaged
I for this occasion,
I The Celebrated Fifth Infantry Regiment
Band of Oakland.
The platform for dancing is unsurpassed. All
care has been taken to make nils opening : ■■••','
A GRAND SUCCESS. . . .7/
ADMISSION ONLY 5O CENTS.
The attention of officers and members of all
societies from San Francisco. Oakland, Alameda
or Berkeley is called to this place and Its advan-
tages for PICNICS.
Don't fail to come and get a slice of
a young heifer.
• The public is cordially invited to visit the New
French Hospital, on Point Lobos avenue, between
Fifth and .Sixth avenues, which will be opened for
that purpose on
SUNDAY, JUNE 3Oth,
Between the hours of 9 a. m. and sp.v.
LA HOCIETE FRANCAISE
DE BIENFAIBAXCE MUTUELLE.
RUNNING ■ RUNNING
CALIFORNIA JOCKEY CLUB RACES, '
BAY DISTRICT TRACK.
Races Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday— Ram
■ or Shine.
Five or more races each day. Races start at 1:99
r. v. sharp. McAllister and Weary street cars pass
PICNICS AND EXCURSIONS. '
THE POPULAR BAY RESORT,
NOW OPEN EVERY SUNDAY DURING
Music, Dancing, Bowling, Boating, Fishing and
Other Amusements. Refreshments at City I'nccs.
Fare, round trip, 25c; children, 15c, Including
admission to grounds.
THE STEAMER URIAH
Will leave Tlburon Ferry 10:80 a. m., 12:10. 2:00
and 4:00 P. M. Returning leave El Campo 11:15
a. m., 1:00, 3:00 and 6:00 p. m.' . -
: NINETEENTH ANNUAL PICNIC
—OF THE . ':
FISHERnEN'S MUTUAL ASSOCIATION .
(A. FRANCOVICH, President)
Will. BE HELD AT .
Qermania Garden, Presidio, Harbor View,
ON SUNDAY. ......JUNE 30, 1895.
; Valuable prizes to be raffled. The celebrated
greasy-pole contest will take place between 2 and'
3 p. m., prize of same $20 in gold.
; Slusic by the Italian Band. •
: Admission — Tickets 25c. Children under 12
The association will leave at 10 a. m. from th«
corner of Montgomery and Jackson sts. : .
port'" <:ueseTr\» Active AND be-
NEVOLENT ASSOCIATION - ' •
5UNDAY.............. ...JUNE 30, 1895.
At Shell Mound Park, Near Berkeley.
■■ Lambert Becker's Marine \ Band ' has been en-
gaged for this occasion also a Portuguese band for
, those who enjoy In the Azorean style. 1 ■ .
■ Tickets, 50c. Children under Vi years free.' J J /
< Boats leave every half hour. Association leave*
on 9.30 a. M. boat. . • > ..